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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1010–1014

Investigation of stimulated Brillouin scattering media perfluoro-compound and perfluoropolyether with a low absorption coefficient and high power-load ability

W. L. J. Hasi, Z. W. Lu, S. Gong, S. J. Liu, Q. Li, and W. M. He  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 7, pp. 1010-1014 (2008)

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The correlations between stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) characteristics of perfluoro-compound (PFC) and perfluoropolyether (PFPE) and their chemical structure are analyzed in detail and a series of new PFC and PFPE are reported. In the Nd:YAG laser system, the absorption coefficient, optical breakdown threshold (OBT), SBS threshold, and Brillouin frequency shift of new media such as FC-87, FC-43, HT-55, and DET are measured. Parameters such as gain coefficient, Brillouin linewidth, and phonon lifetime are calculated. The results demonstrate their good SBS properties: the absorption coefficients are below 10 3 cm 1 and OBTs are above 100 GW / cm 2 . These media also exhibit a series of unique physicochemical properties, i.e., high heat-resistance, high oxidation stability, good chemical inertness, and insulation properties. The discovery of new media not only diversifies SBS medium, but also improves the performance of the SBS system, thereby laying a good foundation for the application of a SBS phase conjugation mirror in a high-power laser system.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2640) Nonlinear optics : Stimulated scattering, modulation, etc.
(290.5830) Scattering : Scattering, Brillouin

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Original Manuscript: October 4, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 1, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 4, 2008
Published: February 29, 2008

W. L. J. Hasi, Z. W. Lu, S. Gong, S. J. Liu, Q. Li, and W. M. He, "Investigation of stimulated Brillouin scattering media perfluoro-compound and perfluoropolyether with a low absorption coefficient and high power-load ability," Appl. Opt. 47, 1010-1014 (2008)

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